Chapter 22 Getting worse and worse

Grandpa was also somewhat excited, while eating, he would always talk about how by now, this and that person from Ba Jiao Mountain had returned after picking up some things. I could tell from his expression that in fact, he really wanted to go.

“Uncle, what the villagers are doing is illegal. Since what has been excavated are historical relics, they belongs to the nation. If any person is found in possession of any of those items, then it is considered a violation of the law. If in the future, the National Heritage Department comes to know, then it would require them to pay to the government.” Teacher Lin understood this policy aspect.

“Oh? Do even derelict things need to be handed over to the state? Ba Jiao mountain naturally is the tomb of our Ba Jiao Village’s ancestor. Don’t tell me that we Ba Jiao villagers can’t even inherit our old ancestor’s things?” Grandpa couldn’t understand this somewhat. Since the tomb on Ba Jiao mountain is our old ancestor’s, then those things inside the tomb ought to be taken by the people of Ba Jiao village. The posterity takes the ancestor’s things, isn’t that only natural?

At this point, Teacher Lin became confused: “That I am not sure about.”

“Grandpa, those things are not clean. If they are retrieved like this, then later there is possibility of mishap.” I said a sentence.

“Not clean?” Grandpa asked in surprise. He naturally is aware that I am not the same as an ordinary person. My words dispelled Grandpa’s original intentions.

I knew the reason why Grandpa wanted to go to Ba Jiao mountain to treasure hunt so badly. He was hoping to pick up several kinds of valuable objects, if in the future opportunity arose of them being purchased, then the money earned could be used to give the house a renovation. Although our house was a brick house, in the village the mainstream buildings are the several storied buildings. Our house seems somewhat short and small in the village.

The house in the rural area is a person’s most valuable family property. Some people go to Guangdong to take up work just with the sole desire of getting their house renovated.

I also wanted to double up the house to turn it into multi-storied building. This way, Grandpa would be able to live rest of his life in a beautiful house.
[Robin: God damn, this kid is adorable :i]

These kinds of thoughts of ours, would probably be somewhat incomprehensible to Teacher Lin. From her viewpoint as a city dweller, it would be difficult to comprehend why a person from rural area would have these kind of thoughts.

Having eaten the meat, Grandpa with a very solemn expression asked me: “Did you really see that those things retrieved by the villagers are unclean?”

I nodded: “Really unclean.”

“How is that?” Grandpa tightly furrowed his brows.

“I too don’t know. I only know that those treasure retrieved are not clean, making me feel very sick.” I had went to look at the treasure retrieved by the villagers, the treasure brought back by them unexpectedly had black qi floating on it. Although the qi was black, it was still not the same as the cold and gloomy aura on the body of Cui Chenlin.

My theory was very quickly verified, however, the ‘verifiers’ were the poultry and livestock in the village. Therefore, it didn’t catch the attention of the villagers.

“Not good, Not Good, there’s been an outbreak of chicken plague in the village!” Grandpa returned from the outside while carrying a hoe, somewhat panicked.

“Grandpa, what happened?” Upon hearing Grandpa’s words, I put down my book and came out.

“The chickens in almost every household in the village have either died, or have begun flying around in disorder like crazy and dashing everywhere.” Grandpa looked somewhat worriedly at our own chicken coop.

“All died? Is it really chicken plague?” I was somewhat skeptical. Even if it were chicken plague, the chickens were dying too fast.

“If it isn’t chicken plague then what is it? This chicken plague spreads very fast. In a day, all the chickens in the village died.

“Are there no other possibilities? Has there been any careful examination, to know whether these chicken really died from chicken plague?” I asked.

“Why are you asking such a foolish question? If not died from the chicken plague, then has this been done by something else?” Grandpa asked.

“Quite likely. I am afraid that this is not chicken plague, rather it is that treasure retrieved by them.” I spoke out the worry that was distressing me.

“You are saying that those things are the root cause of this? Is it because those things are unclean?” Grandpa nearly didn’t yell out. He also had become absent-minded while saying this, as if this were indeed the case, then it was really terrible!

Grandpa had hurried back, as he was worried about whether his own house’s chicken coop had been affected. However at this time Grandpa’s expression had sobered up, if this really is the chicken plague, then how is it that his house’s chicken are not affected?

“Not good, I have to go to the village and talk to the people.” Grandpa hurriedly prepared to go remind the villagers.

“However, they won’t believe what you say!” I shouted out loudly towards Grandpa’s back.

“It’s beyond me to care about so many things, I have to tell them as soon as possible.” Grandpa went barefoot, as he ran quickly to the village.

“Huang Jingyang, you said unclean, what did you mean by that?” Teacher Lin asked as she came out.

“The villagers retrieved a lot of things from the Ba Jiao mountain, but these things had been buried underground for so many years, definitely have the earth’s aura within them, and some things are even unclean. If proper precautions are not taken at an early stage, then the problem will become big.” I said anxiously.

I also frequently paid attention to our family’s poultry and livestock, seeing them alive and kicking, I felt relieved.

After one-two hours, Grandpa returned walking frustratedly.

“Those people in the village have gone crazy, they didn’t believe what I said. They said that their families have picked up treasures, and in the future when they are sold for money, then they would earn much more than poultry and livestock. Even went on to say that I was jealous of them picking up treasures.” Grandpa let out a sigh, as he shook his head.

“Grandpa, you don’t need to take care of them. They chose their own path, where it leads to, is their own business.” I saw that Grandpa’s expression was not good, he was most likely subjected to a lot of anger in the village, and was still carrying some resentment in his heart.

“Cannot say like that. In this Ba Jiao village are there not several families which are related to us? Now that the entirety of poultry has died off, what will happen next, who is capable of anticipating?” Grandpa could only sit down under the eaves and smoke sulkingly.

The next day, a worrying thing happened again. All the pigs in every household died. All the fat pigs died simultaneously overnight. Moreover, on the pigs bodies aside from a bit of blackishness, there was no other abnormality.

“What to do about this, what should be done about this?” Grandpa came rushing into our house early in the morning.

“Just like you said yesterday, those things retrieved from Ba Jiao Mountain were unclean, but who believed me? Now already this much has happened, what can be done? Now we can only hope that this problem doesn’t affect a lot of people.” Grandpa let out a sigh, while helplessly shaking his head.

“At that moment, each and every household’s dog was barking incessantly, I realized at once that something was wrong. However, they all said that the things brought back from Ba Jiao mountain are all valuable treasures. Capable of being sold for a lot of money. Now that all the poultry and livestock are all dead, it is likely that everybody will feel even more complacent.” Eldest Grandpa said.

“However, who would have thought these unclean things could scourge through poultry, and scourge through livestock, and who’s to say that it won’t also scourge people?” Grandpa threw out a sentence that was enough to make anyone feel afraid.

“Yang Yang, can you tell if people will die or not?” Eldest Grandpa asked me anxiously while pulling me.

I shook my head: “I also don’t know. However, those unclean things are becoming more and more powerful.”

Obviously, I had already told Eldest Grandpa of my solution.

Eldest Grandpa relaxed his grip on my hand: “So what is to be done? Will it be okay if we now throw those filthy things back where they came from?”

Seeing me somewhat hesitant, Grandpa unhappily said: “Foul brat, at this moment human life is at stake. You still are acting like this, Grandpa will beat you up.”

“At the moment, aside from those retrieved treasures that have dirty things on them, those dead poultry and livestock need to be dealt with, and also the people who went to retrieve those treasures

“Things can be thrown away, those dead poultry and livestock can be disposed of, but what’s to be done about those people?” Eldest Grandpa said worriedly.

“I can give it a try.” I said.

I also thought, that when I picked and brought back the bronze medal, there were no problems, then why was it that when the villagers retrieved those treasures there were problems. What could be the reason behind it?

Although the villagers were already unusually keyed up, Eldest Grandpa’s actions, compared to Grandpa’s urgings earlier, went through much more smoothly. A lot of the families had already delivered the retrieved items back to the Ba Jiao Mountains, but they concealed it someplace so that depending on how situation develops, they could come back to retrieve these treasures.

However, there were a few families who would rather give up their life than their wealth. They feared that the things that were returned by them would later be stolen by someone else.

“Do you take us for fools? Now that the chickens and the pigs are dead, all are at risk, the poultry and livestock in the house are already dead. Now you want us to throw away these treasures, in the future what will I count on for securing my meal?”

“You can say whatever you like. Anyways, I won’t listen to your words. Likewise, I also won’t return these things.”

Grandpa came back to tell me: “In the village, there are a total of three households who are reluctant to return the things they retrieved from the mountains. The dead pigs and chickens are already being dealt with nicely. The villagers will later congregate and hold a meeting in the village. You can go take a look, and see if you can help them solve this problem.”

I didn’t know how the primordial qi within my body would fare against these unclean things, but as the matters stood, I could only bite the bullet and go.

Teacher Lin didn’t know what to say. This kind of a thing was completely beyond her world view. Although she knew from an early time that I was a child that stood out from the masses, she still found it somewhat hard to comprehend some of my actions.

Grandpa was also extremely worried, that matter two years ago that had happened, was still quite vivid in his mind. He was worried that I, just like before, would fall into a comatose state.

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21 thoughts on “Chapter0022

  1. deadlybell May 11, 2016 / 9:54 am

    thanks for the chapters!

    Wonder if they will try to start problems, or steal his family’s livestock if they get desperate

  2. jacobpaige May 11, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Sounds like they could just let the last three households die and serve as an example to the rest. Without some demonstration that he was right, people will just go out and retrieve those things again, so theirs may be a necessary sacrifice. Unless something showy that even normal people can see happens to prove him right before then of course.

    Given all that’s happened, I figured Teacher Lin would have developed an interest in the occult. With a healthy dose of skepticism of course, but there’s nothing wrong with that given the amount of bad info that’s likely out there.

    I wonder why her ex didn’t come after her again?

    • aarklight May 11, 2016 / 10:56 am

      1. Are they even going to die? What if they will be like tumor in the village, unclean things will grow stronger and in the end village will be finished because no one except our MC would be able to work in agriculture.
      There was no mention about vegetables but they could be also vulnerable to the evil qi.
      2. About ex. Somehow it smels fishy for me. Maybe he was the mastermind behind those antique things, to destroy the village and have revenge on our MC.

      • aarklight May 11, 2016 / 11:00 am

        And the thing, why they wont get rid of those items is because greed covered their eyes. If not for greed, looking at how superstitious they were when MC created “magic”, I dont understand why they would take items from someone else’s grave. It has to be a bad thing + curse of the ancestors.

      • anonreturns May 11, 2016 / 11:34 am

        I don’t think so, those antiques already had black qi before the teacher’s ex came to the village. It was probably cursed items.

      • jacobpaige May 11, 2016 / 6:41 pm

        1) True. It could turn them all into zombies or something.
        2) He didn’t seem particularly intelligent, so I’d be pretty surprised if that was the case.

    • Eccentric Lezmier May 12, 2016 / 2:52 am

      For this novel at this point, just follow the mindset of an ordinary village person who has a hint of superstition and recognizes there are things like human rights and so on. I doubt there would be any mass deaths anytime soon.
      Teacher Lin’s outlook on the matter is among the lines of learned people will not stoup low to believe in supernatural stuff, but she will get there soon.
      As for the Ex, well we are not sure what kind of cultivation this world has at all. As for what exactly happened to him, we can’t even tell.

  3. ambi May 11, 2016 / 11:06 am

    Thanks for the chapter Void and Robin!

  4. anonreturns May 11, 2016 / 11:31 am

    That antiques are definitely cursed items.

    • aarklight May 11, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      I cant reply to your reply so I will reply here. lol.
      Antiques are cursed, no one objects. Its just too much coincidense that they appeared only after he had fight with evil cultivator. Kids was playing there for a lot of time before but havent found anything.
      So before we have more information I like to think that it was the evil guy who left “gifts” on the mountains for kids to find.

  5. yoakefk May 11, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Thanks for the update..

  6. marichel May 11, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the updates!

    Hmmm…I am still doubtful when the Village Chief did not mention to the MC that teacher li called.

    • aarklight May 11, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Its not like she asked Chief to convey a message to MC. Maybe he thought it wasnt necessary to tell about this, or he forgot, or was afraid to talk with MC. You know how they were looking at his “magic”.

  7. JeanneDark May 11, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Thanks a lot for the update! The story is so vivid, so realistic, its awsome! 🙂 I think that the village is going to turn against them because they are the only one whose poultry didn’t die and because from the start the MC was the village’s official scapegoat.

  8. chibi May 11, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    Next chapter: the holy son!
    People will say that he is a reincarnation of some deity or was blessed or enlightened.
    Thanks for the chapter~!

    • voidtranslations May 11, 2016 / 11:44 pm

      Well he is already the designated “supernatural” entity in the village.

      • chibi May 11, 2016 / 11:46 pm

        But now blessed, not cursed~

      • voidtranslations May 11, 2016 / 11:52 pm

        Ahh how the story twists and turns….

    • Eccentric Lezmier May 12, 2016 / 2:54 am

      Village mindset usually goes along those lines. Viruses are seen as curses, there would be someone to blame. Good luck or miraculous medicine are seen as supernatural blessings and they will revere whoever provides them.

  9. kirindas May 11, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Thanks for the new chapter! Now hopefully the town changes their opinion of him.

  10. Eccentric Lezmier May 12, 2016 / 2:45 am

    Han Li might get that village doctor like status in people’s mind in the future.

    Many thanks for the chapter.

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